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2008-10-20 21:00:11

Lawyers for the family of slain British student Meredith Kercher on Monday asked for more than $33 million in damages from her alleged attackers in Italy. The family requested more than $6.6 million in compensation for each of Kercher's parents, two brothers and sister, ANSA reported Monday. "Meredith Kercher was a young woman with a desire to live, who came to Perugia to study and to meet new people, happy with a life that was, however, taken from her,'' said lawyers Francesca Maresca and...

2008-10-18 21:00:14

An Italian prosecutor said Saturday that an exchange student from Seattle stabbed her roommate because she refused to participate in an orgy. Amanda Knox is one of three people charged with killing Meredith Kercher, a student from Britain, in December. Giuliano Mignini gave the prosecution's theory of the crime at the end of the trial of a co-defendant, Rudy Guede, The Independent reported. Mignini asked the court to impose a life sentence on Guede, who asked for a fast-track trial and...

2008-10-15 13:00:00

A Florida judge ordered Casey Anthony held without bond Wednesday at her arraignment on murder charges in the disappearance last July of her daughter, Caylee. Anthony's appearance before Orange County Judge John Jordan lasted less than a minute as he read the charges against her, the Orlando Sentinel reported. "There's no bond of these charges," Jordan said. Though Caylee's body has not been found, an Orange County grand jury returned an indictment Tuesday charging the 22-year-old woman...

2008-10-14 21:00:00

The mother of Caylee Anthony was arrested Tuesday afternoon after being indicted in the missing Florida toddler's presumed death, authorities said. Casey Anthony, 22, was indicted on seven charges, including first-degree murder, the Orlando Sentinel reported. She also faces counts of aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child, and four counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer. The Orange County grand jury issued the indictment after listening to...

2008-10-14 18:00:05

A Florida grand jury Tuesday returned a sealed indictment in the case of missing toddler Caylee Anthony after the child's grandfather testified. Caylee has been missing since June but her absence wasn't reported for weeks. CNN and the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel report the name of the defendant won't be released until an arrest is made. Caylee's mother, Casey Anthony, 22, has been under suspicion and her lawyer told CNN she would surrender if she is named in the indictment. "She's not...

2008-09-27 18:00:23

THREE suspects in the brutal murder of a British student last night dismissed a socalled key witness as a "liar". First to speak out against his testimony was Amanda Knox, 21. "Foxy Knoxy" was the flatmate of Meredith Kercher, 21, who was stabbed to death in the bedroom of the student digs they shared. Hekuran Kokomani told the court in Perugia, Italy, he had been threatened by the three suspects - Knox, Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede - outside the house. He said Knox wielded a...

2008-09-27 00:00:30

News in brief Amanda Knox, left, has come face-to-face in an Italian court with her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 24, for the first time since they were remanded in custody last November, accused of murdering Meredith Kercher. They exchanged smiles at the pre-trial hearing, which focused on the testimony of an Albanian man, Hekuran Kokomani. He has claimed he saw them with the third accused - Rudy Guede, 21, a migrant from Ivory Coast, who was also in court - outside the house in...

2008-09-25 12:00:32

Italian prosecutors have requested formal murder charges against three suspects in the killing of British woman Meredith Kercher. Prosecutors in Perugia want 21-year-old American Amanda Knox, her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, and Ivory Coast citizen Rudy Hermann Guede to be tried in connection with the death of Ms Kercher. Ms Kercher, a 21-year-old student from Leeds University, was found dead in November in a pool of blood in the house she shared with Knox in the...

2008-09-17 16:51:27

ONE of the suspects in the murder of Meredith Kercher failed to turn up in court in Italy for a hearing yesterday. American Amanda Knox, 21, and Rudy Hermann Guede, 21, originally from the Ivory Coast, appeared before a judge at the closed pre- trial hearing in Perugia. There was no sign of the third suspect, Knox's Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 24, as Knox and Guede took their places in the courtroom. His lawyer Marco Brusco refused to say why his client had not been...

2008-09-16 21:00:22

American Amanda Knox, 21, and Rudy Hermann Guede, 21, originally from the Ivory Coast, appeared before a judge at the closed pre- trial hearing in the Italian town of Perugia.But there was no sign of the third suspect, Knox's former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 24, as Knox and Guede took their places in the courtroom.His lawyer Marco Brusco later refused to say why his client was not in court when asked by reporters.As Knox arrived, she appeared to be handcuffed to police...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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